Car hits, kills woman found lying down in Central Long Beach parking lot

A woman was killed Monday morning when a car struck her while she was lying in a business parking lot on the 2500 block of Long Beach Boulevard, police say.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 10:42 a.m., where they found the woman in the parking stall, lying underneath a pile of blankets, according to police. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The 27-year-old driver of the 2010 Scion XB that struck the woman remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said. Neither alcohol, drugs, nor distracted driving are believed to be a factor in the collision for the driver, according to authorities.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is now tasked with identifying the woman and notifying any next-of-kin.

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Alena Maschke writes about all things business and beyond for the Long Beach Business Journal/Long Beach Post. Born and raised in Germany, she first fell in love with California during an exchange year at UCLA. After receiving her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2017, she returned to the Golden State with an appetite for great stories, pupusas and the occasional Michelada.